Environmentally and Culturally Informed Reconstruction

Research project

  Transdisciplinary Study on Environment and Culture-conscious Reconstruction in the Sanriku Coastal Area

Lead researcher

  KUBOTA Junpei (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)


  This project aims to examine how to rebuild local communities by making use of their natural surroundings, in particular the springs in Otsuchi, Iwate.


1. Developing disaster prevention systems and evacuation plans appropriate to the characteristics    of local communities
2. Preserving natural environments and using them for industrial development
3. Recording and archiving the history of communities disrupted by disasters
4. Conserving both tangible and intangible cultural properties